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Scotland’s The Ferret has partnered with local newspapers to cross-publish its fact-checking stories and hosted workshops in more remote areas of the country, such as the Shetland Islands.
“The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they’re doing, then users can make their own decisions.”
Plus: Google’s new but fairly useless “knowledge panels,” bots spreading misinformation in local races, and: When is misinformation most dangerous?
“How can we have these conversations together, instead of just being in our camps throwing insults at each other that no one is doing enough?”
“Your actions need to catch up to your responsibilities.”
Plus: How news organizations could work together to stop the spread of misinformation during breaking news events; fighting fake news on WhatsApp.
“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”